published Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Odd excuse for activist ruling on Alabama immigration law

When lawmakers in Alabama were debating a bill to oppose illegal immigration, a couple of Democrat representatives who opposed the bill made some ugly remarks about Hispanics.

That would hardly seem like a reason for a federal judge to put the law on hold. After all, it was opponents of the law -- not supporters -- who made the remarks.

And yet U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson said part of the reason he issued a preliminary injunction against portions of Alabama's law was that the ugly comments by opponents of the bill suggested the bill itself had racist motives.

How? If racist comments came from people who were against the law, how does that indicate that those who supported it were motivated by racism?

It seems there's always some excuse for judicial activism.

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XGSBoss said...

Ah, the ol' "judge did something I disagree with so he was an activist judge" crap.

December 27, 2011 at 8:55 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

When you research what really happened, you will see that the judge was able to see that it was racist.

" The judge said the comments reinforce the contention that the target of the bill — illegal immigrants — "was just a racially discriminatory code for Hispanics."

Rogers said he, Jackson and other black Democrats filibustered against the bill for two days in an effort to kill it before white Republicans ran over them and passed it.

Rogers said his comment was meant as a compliment about Hispanics' tenacity and hard work even while making low wages.

"I was saying they survive because they pool their resources on housing and transportation. I wasn't saying it disparagingly," he said.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Judge-cites-derogatory-comments-by-lawmakers-2410393.php#ixzz1hl3J6YZM

December 27, 2011 at 12:41 p.m.
rolando said...

Is anyone surprised at this ruling?

The Obama will not tolerate anything that opposes his rule over his subjects.

It is perfectly OK for him to allow elderly whites to be intimidated by club-wielding Black Panther uniformed thugs just outside their polling place in a blatant attempt to stop them from voting, but no one will be allowed to intimidate illegal alien mestizos who will vote for him.

Nor does he find anything wrong with selling automatic and semiautomatic weapons wholesale to mestizo drug cartels in Mexico who, in turn, use them to kill American law enforcement officers.

Talk about a racist...whoo-ee.

And now we have yet another judge applauding criminal acts and holding up for adulation those who commit the crimes.

Our judicial system has become a laughing stock...I can't wait for the SCOTUS review of ObamaCare.

When's the revolution [re]start?

December 27, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.

It seems you're blaming Obama for an event that originally occurred under the Bush administration, and which was never actually shown to have resulted in any voter intimidation, which was why it was dismissed?

Or was he exercising some sort of power while in the Senate? Or maybe you might want to hear about the McDonald's franchisee that added a handbill to worker's paychecks. Yeah, I wonder why you never seem to think about that one. At least it occurred during the Obama administration.

As for the ATF, they weren't selling guns wholesale. That would be the CIA. I'll discuss the foolishness of the decades long Drug War another time, you can't blame Obama for that endless failure, but if you want to talk about government agencies that supply guns, let's start with that one.

Oh well, at least the war on drugs has put millions of people to work supplying the corrections industry. Yay for government welfare!

December 27, 2011 at 4:18 p.m.
acerigger said...

The only whites around at that particular polling place were the RNC operatives filming and hoping for some good p.r. shots. It obviously worked for a lot of the lo-info crowd

December 27, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
hambone said...

rolando, I've told you before that Paranoia can be treated.

Seek help!

December 27, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
Lr103 said...

rolando said... Is anyone surprised at this ruling? The Obama will not tolerate anything that opposes his rule over his subject

You forget, rolando, it was Republican Bush who stood at the podium and overwhelmingly invited those south of the border to come, COME ONE! COME ALL!! He said they, Mexican are willing to do the jobs Americans refuse to do.

December 27, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.
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